Sean Hannity “acquitted” the white police officer in a shocking McKinney, Texas video by falsely describing what happened and then reading the officer’s mind about why he drew his gun at two unarmed black teenagers.
Hannity repeatedly held up the comments of those who were antagonistic to the black teens at a McKinney, Texas pool party and who have said the situation should not be judged solely by the shocking video that has gone viral.
But that same rule does not apply to the keen detective and legal instincts of Sean Hannity!
HANNITY: When I look at this video, and we slow down this video, the police officer did not pull out the gun on this girl in the bikini here, it was two young men as you can see, they’ll come around where the officer is, behind him and it seems that they are provoking him.
Actually, in the video, the two young men were never behind the police officer. They approached him from his front and one went to his side. One of Hannity’s first guests tried to explain that to Hannity. But he refused to listen.
Hannity also “forgot” that after the officer drew his gun, two other officers came up and appeared to restrain him, at which point he put it away.
“How does he know that they’re unarmed?” Hannity repeatedly asked, in an obvious attempt to justify the officer’s behavior. “There was a lot of words being exchanged, there was violence happening.”
When guest Ladariene McKever, a teen who was at the party, said the officer “started cussing at us first,” Hannity asked “What?” with blatant disbelief. He later said, “To quote one of the residents …that actually called the police, he said, ‘Well, you can’t judge this whole incident by a seven-minute or a 30-second tape.’ He said, ‘I saw the whole thing and I thought the officers acted appropriately.’”
That would appear to be Sean Toon, who had a chummy interview with Megyn Kelly the night before. But while Kelly questioned the behavior of a teen girl tackled by the police officer, she somehow failed to mention that Toon has been convicted of thuggish behavior.
Hannity didn’t mention it either. He made the guests out to be the thugs as he said scornfully, “So obviously, there’s a difference of opinion here.”
Later, with attorney Emmanuel Obi, Hannity asked, “What about those two boys who seem to be provoking this officer as he’s trying to do his job?”
Obi tried to explain that the “real issue” is that the officer did not meet the standard for using deadly force, i.e. “a reasonable belief of imminent danger.” Hannity, a non-lawyer, interrupted to argue that the police officer acted otherwise – based on that video. “You don’t think those two young men coming up behind him, provoking him, represented any threat to him whatsoever?”
Hannity kept arguing that the two teens were behind the officer, even though the video clearly showed them in front.
Then, Hannity read the officer’s mind. “I can see from his position that he’s thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know who these two guys are. Do they have a weapon? Are they gonna come and attack me?’”
Hannity again reiterated, “There’s a very different opinion from people that saw the entire incident unfold, not just a snippet of videotape that we’re showing here.”
Then, Hannity for the police officer’s defense gave his summation.
HANNITY: I would submit to you that two young men that are provocatively provoking, provocatively going up behind him as he is doing his job represents in the mind of an officer, potentially a threat. And at that moment, that’s when he drew his weapon, kept it down by his side, and then he holstered his weapon and went back to the woman after that potential threat was dealt with. So I actually think he dealt with it appropriately. …Those two men represented a threat to that officer in his mind.”
Watch Hannity mind read – and repeatedly falsely describe what happened, below, from the June 10, Hannity show.
You lie, Sean.
“St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church needs to perform an exorcism on one of it’s own. They need to evict the demon from this clown.”
Hmmmmmmmmmm Antoinette, are you implying that the pastor of St. Dominic’s should start assembling a religious rock band that can play the classic tune “Devil With The Blue Dress On” the same way the late Leslie Nielsen did at the end of the movie “Repossessed”?
[for those that don’t know, “Repossessed” was a VERY SILLY 1990s spoof of the classic 1973 horror movie “The Exorcist”. The two main stars in this picture are Linda Blair and Leslie Nielsen — he played “Father Mayii”
Hannocchio would call the police department’s commish and demand the immediate removal of the officer, or he would publicly shame the commish and the department on both his radio and television shows.
Hannocchio’s hateful rhetoric is more dangerous than the teens in McKinney, and he proves it daily.
St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church needs to perform an exorcism on one of it’s own. They need to evict the demon from this clown.
- unless those law enforcement officials are from the “tyrannical” federal gov’t, like the BLM officials at Cliven Bundy’s ranch . . . then it’s OK to challenge their authority . . .
Hannity, O’Reilly, Kelly and all Monster Ailes’ other glove puppets – “No they don’t!”